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Institute for Advanced Studies Coordinator

Prof. Zygmunt Lalak, Ph.D.

UW Vice-Rector for Research for the 2020–2024 term. During the 2016–2020 term, he served as Vice-Dean for Research and Development of the UW Faculty of Physics. He is a member of the coordinating committee of Priority Research Area II “Beyond Micro and Macro Worlds” of the “Excellence Initiative – Research University” programme and chair of the Scientific Council of the Physical Sciences Discipline at UW. He was a member of the Senate Committee on Academic Affairs at the UW from 2012 to 2016.

Prof. Zygmunt Lalak graduated from the Faculty of Technical Physics and Applied Mathematics of the Warsaw University of Technology (M.Sc. in 1985). His scientific career has been associated with the Faculty of Physics of the University of Warsaw, where he received his doctoral degree (1990) and habilitation (Dr Sc. in 1999). In 2008, he obtained the state-awarded title of the professor. As of 2003, Prof. Zygmunt Lalak is an associate professor and as of 2013 full professor of the University of Warsaw.

Prof. Zygmunt Lalak had been working for many years in the leading research institutions in the area of particle physics: at the CERN laboratory (Switzerland), at the University of Oxford (UK), at the University of Pennsylvania (USA), at the Technical University of Munich and the University of Bonn (both in Germany). He authored more than 120 scientific papers published in international journals and supervised 8 completed PhD degree procedures.

To the focus areas of Prof. Zygmunt Lalak’s scientific research belong: physics beyond the Standard Model of fundamental interactions, supersymmetry in four and more dimensions, theories with extra-dimensions and branes, metastability of the electroweak vacuum, cosmology – inflationary universe, cosmological particle production, the theory of primordial fluctuations, modifications of Einstein gravity.


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